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Makena Gera

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Home & Property

On the Market: A North End Penthouse with a Private Terrace

Marble fireplaces, well-appointed wood accents, and exposed brick fill this three-floor condo with historical charm.

The Bowery Bar
Restaurants

Where to Get Hot Cocktails around Boston this Winter

Warm your bones with spiced hot toddies, Skrewball peanut butter hot chocolate, Irish coffees, and more.

Gather
Restaurants

The Best Patios for Winter (Yes, Winter) Outdoor Dining

Between the insulated igloos, fire pits, and hot cocktails, they’ll keep you toasty all season long. 

Home & Property

New England Made: In the Reeds

Vermont-based weaver Alexa Rivera fashions classic baskets and contemporary vessels in her Burlington studio.

lyman estate greenhouse
Travel

Seven Indoor Gardens and Greenhouses to Visit this Winter near Boston

Beat the colder weather at these greenhouses, botanical centers, and climate-controlled tropical gardens.

Arts & Entertainment

Boston’s (First) Van Gogh Immersive Exhibition Is Finally Open

And yes, the immersive experience is pretty darn cool.

conway scenic railroad
Travel

Where to Find the Best Fall Foliage Train Rides in New England

From Maine to Connecticut, these scenic and historic railroads are the ideal setting for leaf peeping and fall foliage hunting.

minot's ledge lighthouse
Travel

12 Gorgeous Lighthouses to Visit along the Massachusetts Coast

From the north shore to the tip of the Cape, take a trip to one of these picturesque coastal lights.

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City Life

Root for These Massachusetts Athletes in the Tokyo Summer Olympics

Team USA boasts 20 Boston-area athletes—including the men’s rugby team captain, eight rowers, and a duo of soccer sisters.

"Slave Narrative of Willie Mae"
Arts & Entertainment

How to Honor Juneteenth in Boston This Weekend

Organizations around Boston are observing Juneteenth throughout the weekend, with everything from pop-up markets to film screenings, virtual talks, dance parties, and more.

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Arts & Entertainment

The Best Places to Play Mini Golf near Boston

Practice your putt-putt skills at these 18 hole courses.

Home & Property

Found Art: Out of the Blue

Photographer Susan Murie experiments with an antique printing method.

Restaurants

Where to Find the Best Cupcakes in Boston Right Now

Here’s where to satisfy your taste for the sweet life.

Restaurants

Where to Find the Best Dominican Food in Boston Right Now

From chimichurris in Jamaica plain to empanadas in East Boston, here’s where to go for Dominican-style dishes that pack a flavorful punch.

Trillium Garden on the Greenway photo courtesy of Trillium Brewing Co.
Restaurants

Beer Gardens Are Coming Back to the Greenway

Trillium Brewing and City Winery’s open-air experiences return to Boston in May.